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My Super Hero Is Black

About The Book

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Jennings and acclaimed producer Angélique Roché illuminate some of the most important Black creators and characters through Marvel Comics history.

From the introduction of Black Panther in the 1960s and publisher Stan Lee’s early efforts at addressing systemic racism, to the groundbreaking work of creators like Billy Graham, Christopher Priest, Reggie Hudlin, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, My Super Hero Is Black offers a rich examination, celebration, and historical overview of Marvel’s Black characters and creators. It also includes accounts from prominent Black creators and luminaries about their personal relationships with Marvel superheroes.

Presented by John Jennings—the notable comics scholar, illustrator, editor, writer, teacher, publisher, and #1 New York Times bestselling author—and Angélique Roché—the acclaimed content creator, producer, and the popular host of Marvel Entertainment’s Marvel’s Voices podcast—this milestone work is destined to become a classic and will speak to generations of comics fans and storytellers.

About The Authors

John Jennings is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, graphic novelist, professor, curator, Harvard Fellow, 2018 Award Eisner winner, 2021 Hugo Award winner, and all-around champion of Black culture. He is a professor of media and cultural studies at the University of California at Riverside (UCR) and coedited the 2016 Eisner Award–winning collection The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art. Find out more at and follow him on Twitter @JIJennings.

Angélique Roché is an attorney, professional host, moderator, voiceover artist, journalist, and content creator. She has contributed to NBC News, Black Girl NerdsSyfy Wire, Nerdist, and more. She is currently the host of Marvel Entertainment’s Marvel’s Voices podcast and the creator and producer of her own livestream content, including her video conversation series and podcast Creative Quarantine. Find out more at and follow her on Twitter @AngeliqueRoche.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Gallery 13 (October 1, 2025)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982134662

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